How to Beat the Heat with Cool Roof Coating

Posted on April 30th, 2019 by Applied Roofing Services

Roof coatings like spray polyurethane foam protect and extend the life of your roofing systems. Many people are not aware that their typical asphalt roofing system is heavily affected by the heat – the number one cause of roof failure. Once damaged, asphalt roofing systems lead to rising energy costs. Therefore, a cool roof coating is an excellent way to beat the heat because it provides a cool, energy efficient, and safe roof over your head.

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How to Beat the Heat with Cool Roofs?

You can effectively beat the heat with cool roof coating systems for your commercial property.
A cool roof prevents the sun’s heat from entering the building by reflecting the sunlight, back to the sky. Cool roofs can significantly reduce the building’s cooling burden in several climatic zones. A few well-known benefits of cool roofs to the building owner and occupants include:

  1. Increased comfort during the hot summer months
  2. Decreased use of air conditioning, leading to energy savings
  3. Reduced roof maintenance costs due to improved roof life
  4. Protection from ultra-violet light and harmful chemicals
  5. Environment-friendly materials used

Summer Roofing Safety Tips

Working in hot weather can be challenging for anyone. You may choose to check the condition of the roofing on your own. However, it can be a risky process so you should leave the job to experts. Here are some essential roofing safety tips that you should follow when working on or inspecting your roof this summer.

  1. Stay up-to-date on the local weather conditions
  2. Keep yourself properly hydrated
  3. Keep an eye on signs of heat-related illness
  4. Follow all the routine summer roofing safety measures
  5. Limit your work time in the sun

Contact us today to learn about our spray foam cool roofing service or to receive a free roofing estimate for your property.

Also Read: The Versatile Benefits of Spray Foam Roofing

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Foam Roofing: The Perfect Way to Increase Your Home Longevity

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

A roof is the most important part of any residential or commercial property. With a proper roofing system and drainage on your roof, you can ensure the longevity of your roof as well as your home. Every roof has a slight slope that is specially designed for water overflow. Drains and scuppers help in preventing water from ponding on your roof.

Spray foam roofing has emerged as a widespread, energy saving roofing solution for many property owners in Orange County. Foam roofing is versatile, light weight, chemically stable, flexible, long-lasting, easy to apply and can be maintained at minimal cost.

At Applied Roofing Services, we provide a variety of roofing services. Our spray foam roofing system is completely fluid applied and is perfect for roofing as it is often possible to apply the foam over the present roof without removing it. Through this method, there are no laps, seams, joints or fasteners, all of which are outlets for leaks and consequently allow energy out and water in.

We have an expert team for re-roof drains, overflow drains, roof drains accessories and also provide replacement roof drain parts. We offer cost-effective and long-lasting residential and commercial roofing services.

If you are thinking of repairing your roof or seek any kind of roofing services, feel free to contact Applied Roofing Services in Orange County.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Energy Efficiency Roof

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

As a roofing expert, I have seen and used all the different roofing systems that are available. I do this according to what clients want and to their budget. However, of all the roofing system alternatives, there is one that is always my topmost recommendation: spray polyurethane foam.

Spray polyurethane foam, commonly called SPF in the industry, has been used for roofing and insulation for almost 50 years. Foam roofing systems have stood the test of time and have been proven to be durable, reliable and very affordable. Building owners who have made this choice as well as independent studies have established this beyond a shadow of doubt. As long as they are well maintained, foam roofing systems can last indefinitely.

The greatest advantage of SPF, though, is its energy efficiency. It facilitates energy savings of about 30% or more compared with other roofing systems. The cost of putting up an SPF roof pays for itself in less than 5 years through energy savings alone. The foam has an R-value of 7.14 per inch of thickness. This enables it to provide higher thermal resistance with less material than every other kind of roofing insulation. This is thanks to SPF’s superior insulation properties.

Spray polyurethane foam is a mixture of two components: polyol and isocynate. The two are pushed into a proportioner, which heats them and then pumps them into a spray gun. Here, they are mixed and then sprayed onto a roof in liquid form so they form one continuous layer that is seamless, solid and stable.

For proper application, SPF should go onto a clean surface. There should be no contaminants, such as oil or dust, or else it will not adhere to the surface as it should. It should also be applied in accordance with local building codes. After application, a protective elastomeric top coat is added. Typically, this coat is applied as a spray as well.

Apart from excellent energy efficiency, foam roofing has a number of advantages over conventional roofing methods because of the following qualities.

  • Flexible
    The foam can be sprayed onto virtually every kind of surface. This eliminates problems with roofs that are irregularly shaped and those that have protrusions.
  • Seamless
    Polyurethane foam is applied in liquid form so it becomes a single, monolithic layer covering the whole roof. There are no joints and no seams, which are where most leaks in traditional roofs come from.
  • Lightweight
    Foam roofing weighs about 50 pounds per square. Compare this 800 pounds, which is what a built-up roof weighs, and the 100 pounds that goes into single-ply roofs with ballast.
  • Thermal insulation
    SPF has superior insulating properties to those of other roofing options available for commercial buildings.
  • Sustainable
    Foamed roofs are very undemanding when it comes to maintenance. There is very little waste in putting one up, and their lifespan is indefinite.
  • Waterproof
    SPF is excellent for various waterproofing applications. It makes a roof completely impenetrable to water. SPF is made up of a billion closed cells which act as a highly efficient air barrier that ensures that moisture cannot infiltrate a building. This minimizes problems with dew, which if left unchecked can lead to water condensation inside a building; this is how mold and mildew form. Moisture infiltration is a leading cause of building deterioration.

Should the uppermost layer of a foam roofing system get damaged, it will still not leak because of the underlying foam. This is evidenced by the incident where the Superdome in New Orleans was damaged in a severe hailstorm, which left numerous hairline cracks on the top coat. However, there were no leaks even though the roof went without being repaired for more than 10 years. If water had penetrated through all the layers of foam, it would have been isolated only to the part where the membrane was penetrated. It is easy to repair minimal penetrations using elastomeric caulk, which will restore the structural integrity of the system.

The problem of water ponding is quite common with other roofing systems. When re-roofing with SPF, it is very easy to add thickness while spraying to ensure that water will drain off the roof properly. This also takes care of the problems of an increased weight load caused by water accumulation.

Other Applications

Apart from roofing, I use SPF for insulation and protection for a number of other structures. I use it to insulate tanks, freezers and other structures in the wine industry, oil industry and chemical processing plants. It has yet to fail me as a roofing system or as an insulator in these structures.

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About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.